Cougars in the AFC
River Cracraft, wide receiver Denver Broncos. Cracraft, signed as an undrafted free agent after suffering a torn ACL his senior year at WSU. He then had a torn hamstring shortly after signing with the Broncos in 2017. The wideout hasn’t played a down for the Broncos because of his injuries. He is currently on the Broncos practice squad. It is important he stays healthy if he wants any chance to play for the Broncos or any other NFL team. We wish the best for him and look forward to seeing him make some catches in the NFL.
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Chris Ivory, running back Buffalo Bills. Ivory is in his ninth NFL season. He is a former 1,000 rusher and Pro Bowler (2015, NYJ). For his career, Ivory has 5,776 total yards, including 4,933 on the ground. This year, the former Cougar signed with Buffalo, he has played in all four games, gaining 81 yards.
Daniel Ekuale, defensive lineman Cleveland Browns. Ekuale signed as an undrafted free agent this year. He currently is on the practice squad.
Luke Falk, QB Miami Dolphins. He had an outstanding college career as the Cougars quarterback. He was drafted this year in the sixth round by the Tennessee Titans, however, he was waived by them on September 1. The next day he was signed by the Dolphins as the third-string quarterback. Speaking to the Miami Herald on September 13, Falk felt it was the place to be because the Fins showed interest in him during the pre-draft process and they want to develop him for down the road.
Vince Mayle, tight end Los Angeles Chargers. Mayle was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the 2015 fourth round, however, he was waived when they set their 53 man roster squad. He was then signed by the Dallas Cowboys to the practice squad. In 2016 he went to the Baltimore Ravens where he ended up on the practice squad once again. Mayle was promoted to the main roster in 2017, playing in all 16 games primarily on special teams.
This year he was waived by the Ravens before the season started. Mayle was then signed to the practice squad by the Los Angeles Charges. In his career, he has caught two passes and returned two kickoffs. We will have to see whether he is able to play this year with the Chargers or another team.
Frankie Luvu, outside linebacker New York Jets. He was signed as an undrafted free agent this year by the New York Jets. He didn’t make the roster out of camp but was re-signed to the practice squad. Starter Josh Martin wasn’t able to start the opening game due to a concussion, so Luvu was activated the Saturday before opening day.
Though he didn’t start, Luvu did take 50 percent of the snaps, which included making three tackles against the Detroit Lions in the opener. He made a tackle in game two against the Miami Dolphins then two more against the Cleveland Browns in game three. He didn’t play against Jacksonville in game four.
How much he will play this his rookie season is anyone’s guess. As is whether or not he will stick with the Jets. To his credit, he showed that he deserves a place in the NFL.